Tap water warning for Northern Ireland MLAs
It may be thirsty work, but negotiating parties at Stormont Castle have been warned not to drink the tap water - as it may be contaminated.
The Executive Office has confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the potential contamination of the water supply at the talks venue.
A spokesman said: "Restrictions on the use of tap water have been put in place as a precautionary measure pending investigation of possible contamination of the water supply."
According to one insider the fresh water supply has not been available since Monday.
"Maybe the lack of tap water will be an incentive to hurry the talks process along," he added.
Talks to restore the Executive have been taking place in Stormont Castle, a mansion on the Stormont Estate.
The building was the main meeting place of the Executive before the government collapsed.